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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Jun 11, 2004 4:56pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

I have to agree that this is a very sad, very depressing situation. Most small towns have a sense of community and closeness that is hard to find in larger towns and cities. And like you mentioned, it's the "Walmart-ization" of America that is accelerating the decay of the small community. I can only hope that people living in these small towns protest over corporations like Wal-Mart and others setting up shop near or in their town.

Unfortunately, Wal-mart tried to justify their proposed opening in suburban Inglewood, CA by having a ballot initiative to let the people decide. Most people would see this as a fair move (letting the residents of Inglewood decide), but in reality, they used it so they could make their future Wal-mart in Inglewood be exempt from any zoning, environmental, or other city regulations. All so they can have more muscle to put other locally-owned businesses out of business. Luckily, the residents of Ingelwood voted against Wal-Mart.

Here's a link about this, and where I got most of my information here that I've posted:

http://usliberals.about.com/b/a/077208.htm

If Wal-Mart and (God forbid) other US retail outlets try these same underhanded tactics, then the future of small-town America is doomed, and this country just might end up to be one homogenous metropolis :( ...

This "mainfest destiny" conquering of cities that Wal-Mart and other retail cos. are constantly doing surely proves that US capitalism (which is great when properly applied and not abused) is getting sorely abused by the "capitalistsia" of this country of the USA...

-Ryan

This post was modified by Ryan Schweitzer on 2004-06-11 23:49:51

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Poster: movie boi Date: Jun 12, 2004 12:05am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

Hey is this a movie discussion group or Sociology 101?

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Jun 12, 2004 1:18am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

Pardon moi, I got a bit carried away. I realize that my post got a little OT... :P

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 12, 2004 5:00am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

TO RYAN Your post was TOTALLY RELEVANT. There is no purpose to watching these films unless we learn. I think that because of our ignorance e have trashed much of our heritage.

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-06-12 12:00:01

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 12, 2004 5:01am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

TO MOVIE BOI >>NO >We have been looking at LIFE in a small country town in 1938/ So,it is natural for us to ask what has changed and why and can we LEARN from what we have seen.

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Jun 15, 2004 10:34pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

Amen to that. History is something not to be forgotten, since it can be used to learn from our mistakes, and to keep from making mistakes as well, but some people (or in this case, corporations) are just too ignorant :(.

-Ryan

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 22, 2004 10:51pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Will most of the small country towns die??????

The website "PBS ONLINE DEATH OF THE DREAM " is relevant

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-06-23 05:51:10